University of Oulu

Enabling seamless application migration over multi-core network environments

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Author: Shah, Prashant1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Communications Engineering
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Version: published version
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Pages: 57
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : P. Shah, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-06-26
Thesis type: Master's thesis
Tutor: Haapola, Jussi-Pekka
Reviewer: Haapola, Jussi-Pekka
Laghrissi, Abdelquoddouss


This thesis work examines the installation, configuration, and network performance of micro core network (MCN) solution. The focus of this thesis is specifically on local breakout deployment of micro core network solution and its integration with fifth generation (5G) test network at the University of Oulu with necessary key performance indicator (KPI) analysis.

This thesis work first investigates the standalone deployment of MCN solution. It includes performance analysis of an established network via various KPIs obtained by measurement which is carried out in real network environment. This is done in order to ensure the feasibility and to understand the working operation of MCN solution. In the second part of the thesis, MCN is deployed as a local breakout scenario by following the standard installation instructions. It is then integrated with 5G test network to establish a multi-core network environment. The KPIs of the established network are then evaluated from measurement data to verify the feasibility of multi-core network environment. The main contribution of this thesis is the establishment of multi-core network which can be installed along with multi-access edge computing (MEC) server at the edge of the network for low latency use cases scenarios. Results show that users can seamlessly access MEC application by selecting a corresponding access point network. In such case, user traffic is routed via micro core network which is installed in local breakout mode with an acceptable latency.

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